Course OD10972B: Administering the Web Server (IIS) Role of Windows Server
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Audience(s): IT Professionals Technology: Windows Server Level: 300 This Revision: BDelivery method: Instructor-led (classroom) Length: 2 days Language(s): English
12 May 2016
About this course
This course provides students with the fundamental knowledge and skills to configure and manage Internet Information Services. This course is intended to help provide pre-requisite skills supporting a broad range of Internet web applications, security, and knowledge to help support other products that use IIS such as Exchange and SharePoint. In keeping with that goal, this course will not focus on any particular web application or development practice.This course is intended for IT Professionals already experienced in general Windows Server and Windows Client administration. No prior experience with any version of Internet Information Services is assumed.After completing this course, students will be able to:
- Install IIS
- Configure the default web site
- Configure and manage application pools
- Create additional web sites
- Configure web sites and application support
- Secure web sites and applications
- Secure web site data transmission
- Manage certificates in the Centralized Certificate Store
- Configure remote administration
- Implement FTP
- Monitor IIS
- Backup and restore IIS
- Build load-balanced web farms
- Course details
Course OutlineModule 1: Understanding and Installing Internet Information ServicesLessonsIn this module, you will learn about the infrastructure prerequisites for using Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 8.5. Students will also learn about the high-level architecture of IIS, and will learn to perform a basic installation and configuration of IIS.
Module 2: Configuring The Default WebsiteAfter completing this module, students will be able to:
- Understanding a Web Server infrastructure
- Installing Internet Information Services
In this module students will learn to plan and implement network requirements for a public website. Students will configure Domain Name Service (DNS) records to support access to both internal and public websites, and create virtual directories and application folders for additional website content.Lessons
- Describe the prerequisites for using IIS.
- Describe the architecture of IIS.
- Install IIS and configure basic security settings.
Module 3: Configuring and Managing Application PoolsIn this module students will learn the benefits to the application pool architecture. Students will create and configure application pools to support additional applications and configure application pool recycle settings. Students will perform recycle events and examine the event logs for recycle events.LessonsAfter completing this module, students will be able to:
- Examining the Default Website Using IIS Manager
- Examining the Default IIS File Structure
- Configuring DNS Records for a Website
- Creating Folders, Virtual Directories, and Applications
- Plan and configure the DNS records and networking requirements that support website access.
- Describe the default Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) folder structure for a website.
- Create a webpage that verifies website functionality.
- Install additional role services that support a web application.
- Create folders, virtual directories, and applications that can contain additional website content.
Module 4: Creating Additional WebsitesAfter completing this module, students will be able to:
- Defining the Application Pool Architecture
- Creating and Managing Application Pools
- Configuring Application Pool Recycling
In this module students will learn how to examine and create new websites using unique bindings to avoid naming conflicts. Students will examine existing sites to determine and resolve binding conflicts then create new websites by using unique bindings.Lessons
- Describe the benefits of the application pool architecture.
- Configure application pools to support web applications.
- Configure application pool recycling.
- Recycle application pools.
- Monitor application pool recycling by using event logs.
Module 5: Configuring Website and Web Application SupportIn this module students will learn to support additional application requirements including common configuration settings, platform support from the built-in web server, and include additional application support by using the Web Platform Installer.LessonsAfter completing this module, students will be able to:
- Understanding Configurations for Multiple Websites
- Configuring Website Bindings
- Creating and Starting Websites
- Describe the basic configuration of a server that hosts multiple websites.
- Configure website bindings.
- Create and configure new websites.
Module 6: Securing Websites and ApplicationsAfter completing this module, students will be able to:
- Configuring Common Features
- Configuring Support for Web Applications
In this module students will learn to secure internal and public websites for users and groups by using the built-in Windows and Basic authentication. Students will configure file system permissions for specific users and groups and secure a website using URL Authorization Rules.Lessons
- Describe and configure common IIS features.
- Add support for web applications.
Module 7: Securing Website Data TransmissionIn this module students will protect customer data using websites configured for SSL. Students will install and configure PKI certificates on a web server, create secured bindings, and verify that a website data transmissions are secured.LessonsAfter completing this module, students will be able to:
- Understanding IIS Authentication and Authorization
- Configuring Authentication and Authorization
- Configuring URL Authorization Rules
- Describe access control methods that are used in IIS.
- Configure authentication and authorization.
- Configure URL authorization rules.
Module 8: Managing Certificates in the Centralized Certificate StoreAfter completing this module, students will be able to:
- Understanding Certificates and SSL
- Creating and Managing Web Server Certificates
- Configuring HTTPS Bindings
In this module students will install and configure the IIS 8.5 Central Certificate Store to enable centralized and improved certificate management, Students will configure a website to use a secured binding with the Central Certificate Store.Lessons
- Describe the benefits and function of digital certificates and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).
- Create SSL certificates for a web server.
- Configure HTTPS bindings that use certificates.
Module 9: Configuring Remote AdministrationAfter completing this module, students will be able to:
- Understanding the Centralized Certificate Store
- Installing and Configuring the Centralized Certificate Store
In this module students will configure secured remote management of web servers and websites. Create and configure permissions for site level administrators and developers, and verify web server and website management.Lessons
- Explain the purpose of the Centralized Certificate Store
- Install and configure the Centralized Certificate Store
Module 10: Implementing FTPAfter completing this module, students will be able to:
- Installing and Configuring the Management Service
- Connecting to Remote Web Servers and Websites
- Delegating Management Permissions
In this module students will learn configure a secured FTP site for users to store and retrieve files. Student will configure authentication, authorization and the FTP storage location. Students will retrieve and files using the native Windows FTP command.Lessons
- Install and configure the IIS management service.
- Connect to remote web servers and websites.
- Delegate management permissions.
Module 11: Monitoring IISIn this module students will learn to monitor IIS log files and performance counters using Log Parser and PerfMon. Students will identify common issues related to performance and attacks recorded in the log files.LessonsAfter completing this module, students will be able to:
- Planning for FTP
- Implementing an FTP site
- Uploading and Downloading by Using FTP
- Describe the architecture and requirements of FTP.
- Implement anonymous and authenticated FTP sites.
- Upload and download files by using FTP.
Module 12: Backing Up and Restoring IISIn this module students will learn to backup and recover form a website or web server failure. Students will learn the importance of using high available techniques to avoid the recovery process.LessonsAfter completing this module, students will be able to:
- Monitoring IIS Logs
- Analyzing Performance Counters
- Monitor IIS log files.
- Analyze IIS performance counters.
Module 13: Building Load-Balanced Web FarmsAfter completing this module, students will be able to:
- Understanding IIS Backup and Recovery Components
- Backing Up and Recovering a Website
In this module students will learn to increase reliability and performance of website by creating a web farm. Students will improve the management and update capabilities of the websites by using shared content in both a network share and DFS-R. Student will improve web server and website management by using Shared Configurations.Lessons
- Explain the components of IIS backup and recovery.
- Back up and recover a website.
After completing this module, students will be able to:
- Understanding Load-Balancing Mechanisms
- Building a Load-Balanced Web Farm by Using ARR
- Sharing Content in a Web Farm by Using Shared Folders
- Sharing Content in a Web Farm by Using DFS-R
- Sharing IIS Configurations in a Web Farm
- List load-balancing mechanisms that can be used in a web farm.
- Plan and deploy a load-balanced web farm that uses ARR.
- Centralize the content for a web farm by using shared folders.
- Centralize the content for a web farm by using Distributed File System-Replication (DFS-R).
- Centralize the configuration of a web farm.
In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should already have the following technical knowledge:
- Experience with Windows networking technologies and implementation.
- Experience with Windows Server administration, maintenance, and troubleshooting.
- Experience with Windows Client administration, maintenance, and troubleshooting.
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